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Oct 2, 2012 5:00am EDT
. romney criticized president obama earlier this year for signing the executive order during an election year. he also said he'd veto legislation that would provide a path to citizenship for some immigrants who benefited from that executive order. >>> the vice presidential candidates are battling in battleground states. paul ryan set to visit three iowa towns. vice president joe biden will visit north carolina. >>> residents in roanoke, virginia, say an anti-obama display has gone too far. they say is bordered on racism. a man called curtis caldwell has put up a statue on his front line. it's of a monkey wearing an obama mask. next to the monkey is a sign that says no bama and a confederate flag. neighbors want it taken down. caldwell says the message is not racist, and the only message he wants to send is that obama needs to go. >> not trying to say obama is an ape or nothing. if i had a kangaroo, i'd put a kang rye up there. i had the monkey. i bought that long ago in florida. i think we need to get him out of office. that's the primary thing i'm trying to say. get this man out of offi
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Oct 4, 2012 4:00am EDT
and passion for two years fighting for obama care instead of fighting for jobs for the american people. >> we did work on this alongside working on jobs because this is part of making sure that middle class families are secure in this country. >> reporter: a substantial debate. no zingers. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, denver. >>> all right. so how did the candidates do? well, post debate instant polls reveal that most voters believe mitt romney did better than president obama. a cnn orc poll shows that 67% of registered voters who watched the debate chose mr. romney as the winner while 25% chose mr. obama. a cbs snap poll showed that 45% identified mitt romney while 22% said barack obama won and 32% called it a tie. the candidates tangled over taxes and figures of cuts or increases. andrea mitchell looked into the truth behind the rhetoric of both candidates. >> let me repeat what i said. i'm not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut. that's not my plan. my plan is not to put in place any tax cut that will add to the deficit. >> reporter: romney has proposed making the bush tax cuts permanent
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Oct 3, 2012 4:00am EDT
buried the last four years. >> reporter: the republicans jumped on that. buried by obama? >> vice president biden said just today said that the middle class over the last four years has been, quote, buried. we agree. that means we need to stop digging by electing mitt romney the next president of the united states. >> reporter: that's the kind of zinger sure to be heard at debate number one. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, denver, colorado. >>> of course tonight nbc is going to have complete coverage of this first presidential debate. it will be anchored by brian williams along with the best political team in the business. it all starts at 9:00 p.m. eastern, 6:00 p.m. pacific. >>> elsewhere, a judge in pennsylvania has blocked the state's stricter voter i.d. law from taking effect this november. after weeks of protests, the ruling means voters in pennsylvania will not have to show a state approved i.d. to cast ballots on election day. the judge said he was concerned that the law could prevent some people from voting. stricter voter i.d. laws in four states remain, but tougher laws
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Oct 6, 2012 6:30pm EDT
the fund-raising tallies. $181 million for obama in september, the most for either side this year. with romney collecting more than 12 million following the debate. >> both sides will have a tremendous amount of money down the final stretch of this campaign, particularly that obama $181 million. that's going to allow them potentially to compete almost one to one with all of that republican outside money. >> reporter: still, romney is facing lingering questions about some of his recent assertions. >> number one, pre-existing conditions are covered under my plan. >> reporter: including his argument that his health care plan would cover people who already have medical problems. that decision would be left to the state. that explanation was quickly picked up by president obama at a rally in northern virginia friday. >> governor romney was fact-checked by his own campaign. >> reporter: to counter opponents' effort as an out of touch executive, romney shifted to tell more of his own life story, including his friendship with a 14-year-old diagnosed with leukemia. >> there's a saying, cle
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Oct 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: jim, it's the first face-to-face meeting between barack obama and mitt romney in nearly five years. the first is domestic matters and the economy. at this time tomorrow night, it will all be over left to the pun dants and the voters. >> home of the pioneers, the university of denver plays home to sparring contenders of the political kind. final touches were put on the debate today where in less than 24 hours, potential gaps and zingers could fly. president obama took a break and visited the hoover dam. mitt romney took time out for a buritto bowl. and romney may have gotten zinger help from an unlikely ally today. vice president joe biden campaigning in north carolina. >> how they can justify raising taxes in the middle class has been buried the last four years. how in lord's name can they justify it? >> reporter: republicans pounced. >> we agreed. we need to elect mitt romney the next president of the united states. >> reporter: in person absentee voting is already under way. early voeting going only in other states. both sides know tomorrow's debate could be the last one so
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Oct 3, 2012 12:35am EDT
of football instead of studying. [ laughter ] although it did mark the first time all year obama's actually seen something get passed. [ audience ohs ] so, it's going to be very interesting. [ applause ] everyone's looking for some kind of sign as to who will win debate. in fact, one group of researchers are saying that presidential candidates who blink less during a debate are more likely to win the election. or as michele bachmann put it, "any way i can get back in this thing or what?" [ laughter ] hey! there you go. [ applause ] i just read about this, you guys. a new survey found that over 35% of americans actually plan on voting before election day. not for president of the united states, just for "dancing with the stars." [ laughter ] they love drew lachey all the way. that's what they're saying. [ applause ] this is interesting. health experts predict that the world will have more than 1 billion elderly people in the next ten years. 1 billion elderly people. or as it's also known, the opening credits for "60 minutes." [ laughter ] [ applause ] except for when anderson's on. >> steve:
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Oct 1, 2012 4:00am EDT
election. >> romney paid 14% in taxes last year on 13 million in income. >> obama wages war on coal. >> they blow everything out of proportion. >> reporter: in colorado alone, $47 million in five months have been spent by the romney and obama campaign. come november people here can tell the rest of the nation how they feel about enduring all those tv ads. >> let me get your e-mail address. >> reporter: amendment 65 is on the ballot. if passed the state's congressional delegation would be required to propose an amendment to the u.s. constitution limiting campaign contributions and spending. this is the executive director of colorado common cause. >> the result is a democracy that distorts the voice of ordinary people in favor of those who can write multimillion dollar expects. >> reporter: millionaires would argue they have the right to free speech as well. >> free spech protects what we say but it shouldn't be that we can scream louder than others. >> reporter: the 2010 ruling said restriction on contributions was restriction on free speech. a statement provided to cbs news warns wh
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Oct 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
flag. neighbors say it's racist. caldwell says all he's trying to say is another four years of president obama would be, quote, bad for the country. >> not trying to say that obama is an ape or nothing. if i had a kangaroo, i'd have put a kangaroo up there. i bought the monkey. i bought that long ago in florida. i think we need to get him out of office. that's the primary thing i'm trying to say, get this man out of office. >> caldwell says he used a skeleton to mock the president in another display he had up four years ago, but the skeleton fell apart. so he decided to use the monkey instead. >> president obama and mitt romney will spend today preparing for the first debate. the candidates will kwsquare of monday night at university of denver. former quarterback john elway introduced the republican presidential nominee at a rally last night. romney told the crowd creating jobs would be his administration's number one priority. president obama is preparing for tomorrow's debate in nevada. he has not made any campaign appearances since sunday. >>> a pennsylvania judge is expe
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Oct 4, 2012 4:30am EDT
unemployment, an economic crisis at the kitchen table, and spend his energy and passion two years fights for obama care instead of fighting for jobs for the american people. >> we did work on this, alongside working on jobs, because this is part of making sure that middle class families are secure in this country. >> reporter: president obama on defense, romney challenging his record as both now wait to see if this exchange had any impact on voters. well, we already know it had impact online on twitter. the most tweeted event in u.s. political history. from denver, i'm tracy potts, back to you. >> tracy, thank you. both candidates will be back on the campaign trail today. president obama will stay in denver while mitt romney heads to virginia. and the latest nbc news "wall street journal" poll shows the race in the commonwealth tightening. the president leads his republican rival by 2%. that is within the margin of error. he led there by 4% last month. and in the race, it's even tighter in another battleground state, florida. president obama leads romney by 1%. >>> many virginians are ke
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Oct 3, 2012 9:00pm EDT
important one is that 20 years ago i became the luckiest man on earth because michelle obama agreed to marry me. and so i just want to wish, sweetie, you happy anniversary and let you know that a year from now we will not be celebrating it in front of 40 million people. you know, four years ago we went through the worst financial crisis since the great depression. millions of jobs were lost. the auto industry was on the brink of collapse. the financial system had frozen up. and because of the resilience and the determination of the american people we've begun to fight our way back. over the last 30 months we've seen 5 million jobs in the private sector created. the auto industry has come roaring back. and housing has begun to rise. but we all know that we've still got a lot of work to do. and so the question here tonight is not where we've been but where we're going. governor romney has a perspective that says if we cut taxes, skewed toward the wealthy, and roll back regulations that we'll be better off. i've got a different view. i think we've got to invest in education and training. i thin
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Oct 8, 2012 2:05am EDT
believes that the next four years under obama will be good. i don't know a single small businessman or woman who expects to hire a lot more people if obama wins the election. i travel a lot. these are not conspiracy theories. they get up every day and look at taxes and what is the cost of the health insurance and the market going to be like. and they are all overwhelmly -- they have surveyed their members. >> i want to advance this from the economy to the aftermath of the debate. the cover of the noe"the new yo mitt romney eastwooding, debating an empty chair. simple question. what happened? this couldn't have been the game plan for this president to go in and by all accounts underperform against a guy whose back was against the wall, who faced a make or break debate. >> look, david, it's not rocket science to believe that the president was disappointed in the expectations that he has for himself. but, look, i think part of that was because as i said earlier we met a new mitt romney. we met a mitt romney that wanted to walk away from the central theory of his economic plan, which is
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Oct 8, 2012 4:00am EDT
and president obama. >> he will ultimately have to raise taxes on middle income taxes by $4,000 a year. >> reporter: since last week's debate, which romney is widely regarded as having won, both sides argued the other was dishonest. >> he was a little taken aback at the brazenness with which governor romney walked away from so many of the positions on which he's run. >> reporter: their truth war now on tv. >> not telling the truth about mitt romney's tax plan. >> this was dishonest. >> i'm not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut. >> the governor knows his $5 trillion tax cut isn't too popular, so a few weeks before the election, he's trying to pretend it doesn't exist. >> reporter: president obama at a star-studded fundraising concert, heads to san francisco today with romney's poll numbers improving. >> they're looking very good. >> reporter: after the debate, romney is within two points of the president. and tomorrow, both candidates head to ohio, battleground ohio, where early voting is already under way. tomorrow is the last day to register to vote there. veronica? >> thank you. mitt
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Oct 2, 2012 6:00pm EDT
romney and obama. mainly on tax policy. >> reporter: vice president biden said romney would hike middle class taxes. >> how they can justify raising tax on the middle class has been buried the last four years. >> reporter: republicans jumped on that. buried by obama? >> vice president biden just today said that the middle class over the last four years has been, quote, buried. we agree. that mean we need to stop digging by electing mitt romney the next president of the united states. >> reporter: that's the kind of zinger sure to be heard tomorrow night. doug, andrew and chris say they hope to hear a lot of substance, too. at debate number one in their battleground ate. a lot is on the line. doreen talked about the nbc news "wall street journal" poll. 38%. more than a third of voters saying this debate and the three to follow, one vice presidential work the more presidential, will be important or extremely important to their decision about who to vote for. live from denver, i'm steve handelsman, news4. >> thank you. >>> a freelance american journalist who disappeared in syria eight week
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Oct 4, 2012 5:00am EDT
, and spend his energy and passion for two years fighting for obama care instead of fighting for jobs for the american people. >> we did work on this, alongside working on jobs, because this is part of making sure that middle class families are secure in this country. >> reporter: a couple of the big instant overnight polls that we've seen, undecided voters and registered voters say mitt romney won this debate. they've got two more coming up, the first in a couple of weeks. >>> and some local governors are weighing in on last night's debate as well. maryland governor martin o'malley told msnbc's lawrence o'donnell that romney was not specific enough on the issues that matter most to undecided voters. >> i think what mitt romney really needed tonight was a big game changer. he needed the address the observation that he hasn't had any specification for all of these great promises. $5 trillion in cuts but it won't add to the deaf sismt truficit. trust me, i'll tell you later. eat cake, lose weight. >> bob mcdonnell released a statement that said mitt romney's debate performance crystalli
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
for the debates behind closed doors, their running mates traded barbs today. >> the obama economic agenda failed not because it was stop. it failed because it was passed. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class has been buried the last four years. >> republicans jumped on vice president biden's remarks today and said the middle class has been buried by president obama's policies. then democrats responded by saying the middle class has been punished by the republican policies that crashed the economy under george w. bush. both campaigns hope swing voters in virginia will be watching the debate closely tomorrow night. northern virginia bureau chief julie carey talked to voters about why tomorrow night's performances will or won't influence their decisions. >> reporter: at the loudoun county election office, not all voters are waiting to cast their ballot. nearly 700 loudoun county residents have already completed their inperson absentee ballots. even those who made a choice say they will be watching the debate intently. this man who voted for mitt romney hopes the republican nomi
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Oct 2, 2012 4:00pm EDT
. >> i would like to see some details both from romney and obama mainly on tax policy. >> reporter: vice president biden charged today, team romney would hike middle class taxes. >> how they can justify raising taxes of the middle class that has been buried the last four years. >> reporter: the republicans jumped on that. buried by obama? in colorado, mitt romney took a break for a burrito bowl. >> how are you doing today? >> reporter: romney's number two, paul ryan, kept campaigning. >> the obama economic agenda failed not because it was stopped. it failed because it was passed. >> reporter: that's the kind of zinger sure to be heard tomorrow night. doug, andrew and chris say they hope to hear a lot of substance, too. a debate number one in their battleground state. >> reporter: so how critical will this first presidential debate be? today's nbc news "wall street journal" poll finds 38%, more than a third of voters say this debate and the ones to follow will be quite important or extremely important to their decision about who to vote for. live from denver, i'm steve handelsman, news 4.
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
stop yesterday to say the obama administration's economic policies are not working. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> of course the middle class has been buried. they're being bear ruried by regulations, taxes, borrowing. they're being buried by the obama administration's economic failures. >> biden later tried to clarify his comment by saying the middle class was buried by policies mitt romney and paul ryan supported. >>> and mitt romney's campaign has called tonight's debate a restart of the campaign. right now the republican nominee trails by 3% among likely voters. that is according to the latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll. that is also within the poll's margin of error. the president leads by seven points, though, among all registered voters. he he also leads in the battleground states that could decide the election. >> you can watch tonight's debate right here on nbc 4. live coverage begins at 9:00. and that brings us to our poll question. will you watch tonight's debate? you can let us know by taking
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Oct 5, 2012 11:00am EDT
the past four years, you know, we have seen obama do some of the things he's promised. not all of them. i would have expected more o environmental issues, labor issues, a variety of issues. looking at romney, there's a lot of excitement about obama getting reelected. >> there's still some enthusiasm. >> reporter: this is on the heels of the first debate between president obama and mitt romney, a debate many are saying was won by romney. >> the issue is substance over style. when it comes to the substance of it, the president's policies are p important thing. anyone can dance around like romney did and if you change your position and disown your own plan within a second of having issued it, i think it's hard to be like a moving target like that. >> reporter: t next event is off to cleveland. the president has maintained leads in ohio and the key now is to maintain the leads through the november election. at george mason university, derrick ward, news 4. >>> mitt romney is visiting coal country with a stop at a machine company. romney and paul ryan were both in fisherville, outside charlott
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Oct 1, 2012 11:00pm EDT
his only message is that another four years of the president would be bad for the country. >> not trying to say that obama is an ape or nothing. if i had a kangaroo, i would have put a kangaroo up there. i think we nd to get him out of office and that's primary thing i'm trying to say. get this man out of office. >> caldwell says he used a skeleton to mock the president in another display he had up four years ago, but the skeleton fell apart. he says he is fully aware of the anger he might insight and he said he doesn't care. he's full aware of his rights to put up the sign and statue. >> tonight, the white house is transformed to support the fight against breast cancer. the pink lights will remain on throughout october. in this year's official pr proclamation as a key to early detection. >> coming up in our broadcast, a 10-year-old boy has stolen a van and then went on a wild ride. >> fighting foreclosures, hundreds pack a local church demanding help. >> and we'll tell you why drivers could soon face animal cruelty charges if they don't buckle up their dogs. >> we've had
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Oct 2, 2012 4:00am EDT
of loose seats on american airlines flights. >>> political showdown. president obama and mitt romney hunker down for their high stakes debate in denver. >>> and bumpy ride. a 10-year-old philadelphia boy is arrested after swiping and a 10-year-old philadelphia boy is arrested after swiping and crashing a van. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with air scare. suspicion is swirling around american airlines after two flights in three days were returned to new york's jfk airport. the reason, passenger seats came loose on both planes. the first incident occurred on a flight from miami to boston. >> during flights, passenger seats came loose out of the floor. passengers are unable to sit in that seat. >> the federal aviation administration says seating in both plains had undergone maintenance. they have grounded eight 757s for inspection. >>> to politics where president obama and rival mitt romney will not be campaigning today, opting instead to prep for the first of the three debates that they will have starting tomorrow
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Oct 2, 2012 11:00am EDT
years in prison if convi convicted. >>> president obama and mitt romney will keep low profiles today as they prepare for their first debate. the republican presidential nominee told supporters creating jobs will be his administrations top priority. president obama didn't make any campaign stops yesterday. he's preparing right now in nevada. >>> storm 4 meteorologist tom kierein joins us right now with some explaining. huh told us it was going rain and it did as you said. >> as my aunt used to say, it rained pitch forks and hammer handles. it came down, made a lot of noise and is coming down hard around the region. traffic is still crawling through much of the region. here is a photo tweeted by melissa mollet. she has to pull over because the rain was coming down so hard. this was in gaithersburg. when the rain is coming down hard, just pull over and wait. these are passing heavy downpours. thanks for posting that. send your photos to www.nbcwashington.com. look at that scene. you can barely make out the jefferson memorial in the moderate showers coming through. behind that, we have f
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Oct 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
circulate a five-year-old video in a move the obama campaign call desperate. >>> nbc news investigates why the smoke detector in your home may not work in a fire. a report that could save you and your family. >>> and online attack. on-air response. a local news anchor takes to the airwaves to fire back at a viewer who slammed her for her weight. >> well, you know nothing about me but what you see on the outside, and i am much more than a number on a scale. >> we'll talk to her today, wednesday, october 3rd, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm david gregory in for matt this morning. if you love politics, this is it. the stage is set. the first big presidential debate. the showdown in denver between president obama and republican challenger mitt romney. you know romney is looking for a new look and, of course, the president is trying to avoid the incumbent trap of trying to appear arrogant or underprepared. a lot
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Oct 1, 2012 7:00pm EDT
both men have the facts down cold. one of them, after all, has been president for four years. the other has been running for longer than that. barack obama and mitt romney are both nearing the end of intense debate prep, and coaching sessions. and at this point, they're designed either to create or prevent that moment that we've all seen that can somehow change the race. and with millions of americans watching these debates like a kind of super bowl of american politics, the stakes are high as the two men face each other in denver, just two days from now. we begin tonight with nbc's andrea mitchell in our d.c. newsroom. andrea, good evening. >> good evening, brian. it is the political super bowl, or perhaps the world series. mitt romney, behind in all battleground polls for the last three weeks, now has the most to gain from a game-changing night. and the most to lose if he doesn't turn it around. as the candidates head to debate camp, rolling up their sleeves, getting down to work, each claims to be the underdog. >> governor romney, he's -- he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> he pla
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Oct 6, 2012 12:35am EDT
♪ >> jimmy: yeah. [ laughter ] you had -- but big guest stars. last year, you had first lady michelle obama. >> yes. >> jimmy: that was major. were you nervous for that one? >> very nervous. you have to be nervous. >> jimmy: you have to be. >> because they give you rules when the first lady's coming around. >> jimmy: they should. >> yeah. >> jimmy: they have you around. if they're around you, yeah. >> that's right. i'm a little too erratic. >> jimmy: yeah. >> most of the rules were just for me. that guy's gonna be a problem. [ laughter ] we have the tranquilizers. >> jimmy: secret service guys hitting you with blow darts, yeah. >> that's right. they don't even go for the -- >> jimmy: no, they go for the throat. >> they have a dart -- >> jimmy: blow darts. that's secret security carry -- secret service. i don't know what i'm talking about. sorry, my brain is spaghetti. >> are you guys the secret security? [ laughter ] this guy's the problem. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: all right. but no, you have -- emma stone is coming on this season. >> crazy, yes. [ cheers ] >> jimmy: we love emma stone. >> we
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Oct 3, 2012 7:00pm EDT
plans forward. they want to know what the president will do over the course of the next four years. and how exactly we'll get there. >> reporter: with polls showing mr. obama leading in the swing crucial swing states, top aides have encouraged the president to be himself, don't change what's working, one senior adviser said. for his part romney's advisers say he's prepared, that he just needs to convey his message clearly on the biggest stage of his political career. and throughout the primary debates, brian, mitt romney would write his father's name, george romney, on the top of his notepad. his father, of course, being his inspiration. he would also write one other letter, "o" to remind him to focus on president obama. but tonight he probably won't need any reminders. >> peter alexander, thanks. >>> now over to our political director and chief white house correspondent chuck todd also at the venue tonight. chuck, what's the task for both sides, for both men? >> reporter: well, i can tell you that both campaigns view it this way. the candidate that spends more time litigating the
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Oct 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
and republicans who picked obama last time. in 2008, who did you vote for? >> obama. >> reporter: and this year? >> romney. >> reporter: valerie and robert herman voted obama in '08 but call themselves undecided now. >> frankly i still don't really know what i'm going to do. >> there are disappointments, disappointments about where he said he would be today and we're not there, and my general enthusiasm has waned for him. >> reporter: many voters here say they are feeling the pressure that their votes could swing the state. >> elections are always tense, but it just seems like more people are very distressed about the outcome of this one. >> i feel so privileged i think to be a hamilton county voter and to have that spotlight hon what we're doing. >> reporter: and local democrats tell me that their enthusiasm was slower to develop this year, but they think they have got it now. while republicans say they want to drive up as many votes as they can, not only to win the county but to offset some of the support the president has elsewhere in the state. the candidates are here, it seems, almost ever
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Oct 3, 2012 4:00pm EDT
for and against the fast-food chain. >>> they're focused on the big debate tonight, but president obama and the first lady are also marking a personal milestone, their 20th wedding anniversary is today. this morning the first couple exchanged tweets about it. the president wrote, 20 years ago today i married the love of my life and my best friend. happy anniversary, michelle. he signed it bo. mrs. obama, who is in reno tweeted back happy 20th anniversary, barack. thank you for being an incredible friend, father every day. a belated celebration will happen on saturday. >>> they're both good at multitasking obviously. >> yes. >>> a scandal at the vatican. still ahead, the butler who admits he stole from the pope. why he says the pontiff is vulnerable. >>> veronica says more fog is on the way. she's going to tell us the other proble >>> well, she asked for it, ix got them. you deliver, folks. >> everybody likes babies and pets, right? that's exactly what ix got. the nats photos ix requested, ix wanted to see your pets, babies, too. this is where ix want you to send them. i think ix got the
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Oct 6, 2012 7:00am EDT
. this is great news for barack obama. the best number in over three and a half years. what it means for the economy and more importantly for americans trying to find a new job. it's too early to tell. >> of course, the president and governor romney this week went head-to-head in their first dae bait. ta >> for 18 months he's been running on this tax plan. now five months before the election he's saying his big, bold idea is never mind. >> mr. president obama, you're entitled to your own airplane and own house, but not the facts. >> i think it's safe to say the president got trounced. it was the ugliest night. >> the president is going to have to stand up and deliver. he still has a big lead in a couple of key states, but that lead will evaporate quickly. >> he has to step it up. before the debate, we had a new nbc news wall street marist poll. the president up eight points among likely voters in ohio but just two points in virginia and statistically tied in virginia. >> as the late great tim russert would say, it comes down to one state for the romney campaign -- ohio, ohio, ohio. >
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Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm EDT
critical of the president's leadership today. he said mr. obama's policies have left the middle east a more dangerous place than it was four years ago. steve handelsman on capitol hill with more on romney's call for
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Oct 2, 2012 4:30am EDT
that executive order during an election year. he also said he would veto a bill that would grant a path to citizenship. >>> strong attacks coming from both sides, but now some residents in roanoke, virginia, say one anti-obama display goes too far. a man named curtis caldwell put up a statue on his front lawn that is a monkey wearing an obama mask. then it says no 'bama and a confederate flag. >> not trying to say obama is an ape or nothing. if i had a kangaroo, i'd put a kangaroo up there. i had a monkey. i bought that long ago in florida. i think we need to get him out of office. that's the primary thing i'm trying to say, get this man out of office. >> caldwell says he used a skeleton to mock the president in another display he had up four years ago. the skeleton fell apart. he decided to use the monkey instead. >>> 4:37 is our time. ahead on "news 4 today," a peanut butter recall continues to grow. the latest stores you shop at that are pulling that product. >>> and why these monuments are sporting a different color. e. the middle class, who move our country forward. work hard. rais
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm EDT
obama's executive decision allows illegal immigrants who qualify to stay in the u.s. for two years without fear. mitt romney says he will uphold the same policy if elected. but it costs $465 to apply for the deferred action program. many immigrants who meet the requirement are afraid to take action until after the vote in november. >> it's a change of policy that was made by president obama. and many of those don't know what's going to happen after the elections. >> hopefully deferred action does not stop. but if it does, i don't know what i would do. i think i would just have to look for a job, and i won't be able to continue a career because it's way too expensive. >> reporter: richard jordan, news4. >>> the opponents of what will be on the ballot, question 4, say that it would cost taxpayers too much to subsidize higher education for undocumented immigrants. supporters will hold a rally and a march on saturday. that march starts in langley park and goes to the university of maryland. >>> a toddler was left behind this week with no shoes at a northwest d.c. playground. he went th
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Oct 2, 2012 7:00pm EDT
to you. when president obama and mitt romney step on the stage behind me tomorrow night, it's going to be the first time they've seen each other face to face in nearly five years. to give you a sense of just how crucial his performance is, romney aides brought podiums into his hotel conference room late today to help him simulate the real thing. fueling up for an afternoon study session today. >> governor, are you ready for tomorrow? >> i'm getting there. >> reporter: mitt romney, who has been for weeks practicing zingers to sharply critique the president, may have gotten help from an unlikely ally. vice president joe biden today. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class has been buried the last four years. how in lord's name can they justify raising their taxes? >> reporter: the romney campaign quickly seized on that comment. arguing the president's policies have hurt the middle class. taking a breather from his preparations outside las vegas today. he visited the hoover dam. >> it's spectacular and i've never seen it before. >> reporter: aides say he's been callin
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Oct 4, 2012 11:00pm EDT
and what he's been saying for the last year. >> just want to make sure i got this state. he'll get rid of regulations on wall street but he'll crack down on sesame street. >> michelle obama will speak to voters at the loudoun county fairgrounds next tuesday. >>> a man is in serious condition tonight after he jumped from a burning three-story building in northwest d.c. the fire broke out inside an apartment complex around 6:00. it left part of the building scorched on the outside. we're told the victim jumped before the firefighters got there. crews rescued three others who were trapped inside. those three are also in the hospital. they're expected to be okay. >>> now to an unwelcome sight at the university of maryland, bedbugs making a return to some campus apartments. students say they're covered in bites, they're forced to live out of plastic backs. sa mary stone joins us with more on the pesky problem. >> reporter: the students we talked to told me they are totally grossed out. they wake up in the morning, look at their arms, their calf muscles, they see their bites, then look in th
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
. president obama defended his own policies while criticizing mitt romney's plan to improve the economy. his republican rival called the president's policies over the past four years a failure. >> it ultimately is going to be up to the voters, to you, which path we should take. are we going to double down on the top-down economic policies that helped to get us into the mess or break a new economic patriotism that says america does best when the middle class does best. >> i'm concerned that the path that we're on has just been unsuccessful. the president has a view very similar to the view he had when he ran four years ago, that a bigger government, spending more, taxing more, regulating more, if you will, trickle down goth, would work. that's not the right answer for america. i'll restore the vitality that gets america working again. >> the candidates' next debate will take place october 16th in long island. >>> joining us now to talk about last night's debate is nbc news senior political editor mark murray. we appreciate you coming in this morning. >> thanks for having me. >> coming out of
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00am EDT
on the middle class has been buried the last four years. >> of course the middle class has been buried. they're being bear rayed by regulations, by taxes, by borrowing. they're being buried by the obama administration's economic failures. >> vice president biden later tried to clarify his comments by saying the middle class was b e buried by policies mitt romney and paul ryan supported. you came watch the debate right here on nbc 4. live team coverage begins at 9:00 tonight. and that brings us to our poll question this morning. will you watch tonight's debate? let us know by taking the poll on the news 4 today facebook page. >>> this morning police are investigating a deadly stabbing. investigators say the man was stabbed afternoround 8:00 at 30 street and naylor road. the victim died. police shut down part of naylor road for a few hours to search for clues. investigators say they're looking for multiple suspects. police have not released a motive. >>> and parents in fairfax county are on alert after a man followed a high school student home from school. the incident happened monday night a
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Oct 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
had hunkered down to prepare for their first debate on wednesday. president obama and republican rival mitt romney have honed their skills with more mock debates than any other candidates in recent years. romney campaigns in denver today while the president makes appearances in las vegas. meantime, the most closely watched senate race in the nation is heating up in massachusetts. republican scott brown and democratic rival elizabeth warren faced off in their first debate last night. >>> the faa is investigating why passenger seats came loose on three different american airlines flights. the latest incident happened monday aboard a new york to miami flight. on saturday a similar problem forced a boston to miami flight to make an emergency landing and american says that same plane was involved in a loose seat incident last week which they thought had been fixed. fortunately no one on the flights was hurt. both of the boeing 757s involved had recently gone through maintenance that involved moving the seats. american says there could be a problem with the way the seats fit into the tracks
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Oct 5, 2012 4:00pm EDT
access to contraception under president obama's healt care law. >>> fad diets rarely last, but some can lead to long-term results. researchers divided a group of obese adults inlow calorie, low carb or mediterranean. they followed up four years later and all of them were thinner than before they began the diet and showed improved cholesterol levels. but weight lost was highest in the mediterranean and low-carb groups. the study is published by "the new england journal of medicine." >>> video that left a lot of people shocked. a woman heads to court for passing a school bus by driving on the sidewalk and she has an incredible excuse. >>> up next, veronica's back with more on this weekend's big temperature swing. e. the middle class, who move our country forward. work hard. raise families. and keep america strong. but mitt romney's budget plan will hurt the middle class. raising taxes on the average family by up to $2000 dollars. while giving a tax break of $250,000 dollars to multi-millionaires. doesn't mitt romney understand, we can't rebuild america...by tearing down the middle class.
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Oct 5, 2012 5:00pm EDT
on the case for two months and parents say rumors of these relationships go back for nearly a year. >>> metro features a fight. >>> d.c. mayor vincent gray setting the record straight about his future plans. >> new cases of a deadly form of meningitis pop up in virginia. >>> president obama continuing to target some very specific voters in virginia, but romney heading to florida. >>> good evening, i'm jim vance. >> i'm doreen gentzler. the lowest jobless rate since president obama took office. he says the number shows the recovery is on the right track now. as you might expect, mitt romney holds a different view. danielle lee is on capitol hill with the veryliest. hi, danielle. >> hi, good evening. for president obama, this is proof that his policies are working. for mitt romney the unemployment rate at 7.8% doesn't tell the whole story. at a rally a in virginia a a smiling president obama took full advantage of september's job's report. >> more people entered the worc
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Oct 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
strategist said. president obama took aim at cutting funds to pbs, the home to big bird. that's less than $100 million a year, just a fraction of the overall federal budget. >> thank goodness somebody's finally cracking down on big bird! who knew that he was responsible for all these deficits? elmo's got to watch out. >> reporter: meanwhile, a past presidential nominee, former vice president al gore, who had his own debate struggles, offered this unusual explanation for mr. obama's uninspired performance, blaming the high altitude in denver. >> obama arrived in denver just a few hours before the debate started. romney did his debate prep in denver. when you go to 5,000 feet -- >> exactly. >> -- and you only have a few hours to adjust -- >> that's interesting. >> -- i don't know. >> reporter: after hearing those comments and being asked about them last night mitt romney laughed al gore's answer off. after virginia, savannah, the president will head off to the battleground state of ohio and mitt romney goes to florida where he campaigns this weekend, the president ultimately ending up in ca
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